USN-4991-1: libxml2 vulnerabilities

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Yunho Kim discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain error conditions. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause a denial of service, or possibly cause libxml2 to expose sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. (CVE-2017-8872) Zhipeng Xie discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML schemas. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-20388) It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled invalid UTF-8 input. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.10. (CVE-2020-24977) It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled invalid UTF-8 input. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3517) It was discovered that libxml2 did not properly handle certain crafted XML files. A local attacker could exploit this with a crafted input to cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3516, CVE-2021-3518) It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled error states. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3537) Sebastian Pipping discovered that libxml2 did not properly handle certain crafted XML files. A remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.10, and Ubuntu 21.04. (CVE-2021-3541)

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